Manjū netsuke depicting Yasumasa playing his flute about to be attacked by the bandit Hakadamare

The nobleman Yasumasa is unaware that the villainous Hakadamare has crept up behind him to rob him. Hakadamare was overcome by the beauty of the flute music in the moonlight and desisted from the deed. Yasumasa rewarded him handsomely.

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Manjū

netsuke

Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 73 on p. 182, illus. p. 183

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